From 9am to 5pm
Raul Avila Inc.
- Event Planning
Raul Àvila has been the president of Raul Àvila Inc., since founding the company in February 2005.
In 1990, Mr. Àvila began his career in events in NYC working as assistant to the legendary event planner, Robert Isabell. He thrived during his tenure at Robert Isabell Inc., with a promotion to Creative Director in 1998. After spending 14 years working by Mr. Isabell’s side, Mr. Àvila was compelled to take creative reign and venture out on his own.
With the same tenacity and drive that originally brought him to this country, Mr. Àvila saw rapid success upon starting his business. A solid foundation of clients that had the utmost faith in him, among them Anna Wintour, Aerin Lauder, Oscar DeLa Renta, Marc Jacobs, Costume Institute Gala, CFDA, Cartier, Town & Country, Condé Nast were integral in establishing him as a fixture in the fashion industry. Known for his impeccable taste and talent, he quickly garnered an impressive roster of clients that remain faithful to his work today.
Specializing in floral design and sophisticated décor, Mr. Àvila produces special events ranging from benefits and weddings to fashion shows and photo shoots. Most notably he has been responsible for overseeing the décor design for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Annual Costume Institute Gala since 2007. Still bestowed this honor at p